I love this time at the end of each year, when all the festivities begin and you can feel the joyful vibe resonate throughout the city. Plus, I LOVE giving gifts! The sound of wrapping paper, the smell of pine trees, and the excitement you get when you stumble across a present that is just […]

There are few things as relaxing as having the time to curl up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and a good book. I’ve always loved to read, and I was fortunate to grow up in a house surrounded by books. I can lose myself for hours, especially with cookbooks. Even now, […]

There is a certain degree of romanticism that accompanies the idea of falling in love with somebody from an exciting, far away land. The mystery, the intrigue, the possibilities. Not to mention the promise of their mum’s traditionally cooked food… We see it in the movies, and we read about it in books. The girl […]

While I’m not normally one to brag, I’ve always been a superb sleeper. Truly. I can sleep up a storm (or right through one, for that matter). There are plenty of attributes that I’m lacking in; remembering people’s names, using a can opener, and especially geography (shudder), but a good night of snoozing just ain’t […]